U.S. President Donald Trump signed a presidential order on Wednesday that revokes a set of Obama-era guidelines for offensive cyber operations, The Wall Street Journal reports. The policy change may satisfy critics who contend the U.S. should be able to move faster, but it raises risks of escalating cyber conflict.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: CipherTrace CEO Dave Jevans discusses recent research on cryptocurrency money laundering and whether regulation is possible. Plus, California passes a new privacy law.
Privacy rights groups are calling on the Court of Justice of the European Union to clamp down on at least 17 EU governments that require domestic telecommunications firms to store all communications data, despite the court having ruled that such mass surveillance practices are illegal.
At its core, HIPAA compliance is simply about maintaining patient privacy by ensuring the appropriate access to and use of patient data by your users. Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions provide detail around when patient data is accessed, but without visibility into what users do with sensitive patient data...
With Alabama and South Dakota recently becoming the last two states to adopt breach notification laws, notification processes become more complicated, says privacy attorney Adam Greene, who offers an in-depth analysis.
The unfolding story of Cambridge Analytica, which shows how personal information on millions of consumers was obtained via Facebook, demonstrates the degree to which our personal data can be weaponized against us.
For public sector technology leaders evaluating technologies to combat malware attacks, this report offers important considerations for deploying cloud-based security.
Ransomware and other data security threats are a serious concern for any organization, but the stakes are higher and the risks are greater for...
The Payment Card Industry (PCI) established the Data Security Standard (DSS) in order to reduce the risk organizations and consumers face in relation to credit card fraud, hacking and various other security issues. A company processing, storing or transmitting credit card numbers must be PCI DSS compliant or it risks...
Adoption of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is motivating organizations worldwide to improve existing technical controls for securing personal information. Organizations should be especially aware that the GDPR and other recent legal developments amplify the negative repercussions of a data security...
Singapore's new cybersecurity law passed earlier this week mandates that owners of critical information and infrastructure report cybersecurity incidents to the Cybersecurity Agency. Security experts discuss organizations' readiness to comply.
How effective are nation-backed trolls at influencing individuals via social media? An analysis of Russian trolls' accounts suggests they're designed for "causing havoc by pushing ideas, engaging other users or even taking both sides of controversial online discussions."
Mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has been hit with one of the largest fines ever imposed by Britain's data privacy watchdog after an attacker breached its outdated WordPress installation, exposing 3 million customers' and 1,000 employees' personal details.
This episode of the ISMG Security Report is devoted to producer/host Eric Chabrow's recollection of the evolution of cybersecurity news and analysis during his nine years at Information Security Media Group. Chabrow is retiring after 45 years in journalism.
Exploring Samuel Visner's vision - patterned after the Manhattan Project and moonshot - for collaborating to create innovative ways to improve cybersecurity leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also featured: a report on legislation designed to improve the security of U.S. elections.
Legislation pending in Congress that would offer protections for companies and individuals who seek to "hack back" in retaliation against cybercriminals who have attacked them is a bad idea, contends Alan Brill of Kroll.